Cultivation of grapes began when Heritage Vineyards was established in 1999 by Bill and Penni Heritage. Seeing the potential of the emerging wine industry in Southern New Jersey, Bill Heritage, with the help of his wife Penni, started converting their 150 acre estate of peach & apple orchards into vineyards. Bill & Penni Heritage, represent the fifth generation of farmers who have tended this land.
The winemaking team deserves some props, first off! It is a formidable trio of men who oversee the fruit's conversion to, there is no other word, elixir.
You might see this all as puffery. But I tell you now, that if you scoff, you will be missing out. These are incredibly impressive wines And Heritage now joins the likes of Lenz, Wolffer, Bedell, Barboursville, Boxwood, Black Ankle, Glen Manor, and any other of the higher end east coast wineries that might automatically come to mind. Heritage, especially combined with their packaging achievements, has suddenly catapulted itself to one of the wineries that other east coasters (and some west coasters) should be emulating. How many east coast wineries can you say that about?
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